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Hilda Offen - Author

About the Author

Hilda Offen was born in Surrey and lived for the first part of her life on an entirely self-sufficient small-holding. She attended Reigate School of Art for three years and, when she had saved enough money by working for a printing firm, she became a freelance illustrator and worked for magazines and newspapers. She then did an English degree at University College, London which she enjoyed very much. She illustrated many collections of Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Stories and wrote her first book RITA THE RESCUER. She followed this with two others, OLD WILLIAM AND THE SEVENTH SHEEP and MRS. LAMPKINS LODGER. She then started writing and illustrating her own books and has so far written nine. She works at home, but does some teaching in colleges which she values as it gives her a chance to keep in touch with the children she is writing for. She believes that "any book for children should be capable of firing the imagination." Hilda Offen lives in Sussex.

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How Many Points For A Panda Poems for Everyone

How Many Points For A Panda Poems for Everyone

Author: Hilda Offen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2019

Rita Superhero Rita the Rescuer

Rita Superhero Rita the Rescuer

Author: Hilda Offen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2019

Rita and the Haunted House Rita the Rescuer

Rita and the Haunted House Rita the Rescuer

Author: Hilda Offen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2019

Arise, Our Rita

Arise, Our Rita

Author: Hilda Offen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Rita at Rushybrook Farm

Rita at Rushybrook Farm

Author: Hilda Offen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

The Song of the Dodo

The Song of the Dodo

Author: Hilda Offen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/03/2018

Rita and the Flying Saucer Rita the Rescuer

Rita and the Flying Saucer Rita the Rescuer

Author: Hilda Offen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2017

Rita and the Romans

Rita and the Romans

Author: Hilda Offen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2017

Message from the Moon

Message from the Moon

Author: Hilda Offen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/03/2017

Rita Rides Again

Rita Rides Again

Author: Hilda Offen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2016

Rita on the River

Rita on the River

Author: Hilda Offen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2016

Blue Balloons and Rabbit Ears Poems for children

Blue Balloons and Rabbit Ears Poems for children

Author: Hilda Offen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2014

Too Many Hats

Too Many Hats

Author: Hilda Offen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Rita the Rescuer and Other Stories

Rita the Rescuer and Other Stories

Author: Hilda Offen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2012

Blazing Blue If Wishes Were Horses

Blazing Blue If Wishes Were Horses

Author: Hilda Offen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/07/2011

Knee-High to a Knight

Knee-High to a Knight

Author: Hilda Offen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2009

Rita and the Romans

Rita and the Romans

Author: Hilda Offen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2002

Rita the Rescuer

Rita the Rescuer

Author: Hilda Offen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2002

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